CINCINNATI — The Reds' new home turned into Great American Brawl Park for the second time in a week, with Paul Wilson getting the worst of it.
Wilson pitched seven strong innings, then was ejected during a fight that will have an impact far beyond Cincinnati's 3-1 victory Thursday over the Chicago Cubs.
"I've got a question: Didn't they just get into a fight a couple of days ago?" Cub Manager Dusty Baker said.
The Reds and the Phillies squared off last Friday in a much nastier fight. Sean Casey and Adam Dunn were the two Reds ejected, and they await punishment from baseball.
Wilson got into it with reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who threw a fastball inside as he tried to put down a sacrifice bunt in the seventh.
"It's a 2-1 game and he's trying to bunt and make an out," Farnsworth said. "I'm not trying to hit him."
Farnsworth tackled Wilson with a right-shoulder takedown, then threw a wild punch that missed its mark. The two players were quickly blanketed by teammates.